Engineering » Environmental Engineering

Advances in Bioremediation of Wastewater and Polluted Soil

Edited by Naofumi Shiomi, ISBN 978-953-51-2165-7, 282 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published September 09, 2015 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/59328
Edited Volume

The pollution of soil and groundwater by heavy metals and other chemicals is becoming a serious issue in many countries. However, the current bioremediation processes do not often achieve sufficient remediation, and more effective processes are desired. This book deals with advances in the bioremediation of polluted soil and groundwater. In the former chapters of this book, respected researchers in this field describe how the optimization of microorganisms, enzymes, absorbents, additives and injection procedures can help to realize excellent bioremediation. In the latter chapters, other researchers introduce bioremediation processes that have been performed in the field and novel bioremediation processes. Thus, the readers will be able to obtain new ideas about effective bioremediation as well as important information about recent advances in bioremediation.

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Prof. Naofumi Shiomi

Kobe College

Dr. Naofumi Shiomi studied recombinant yeast and its utilization as a researcher at the Laboratory of Production Technology of Kanena Corporation for 15 years until 1998 and earned his PhD in Engineering from Kyoto University. He now works as a professor at the School of Human Sciences of Kobe College in Japan, where he teaches applied microbiology, biotechnology, and life science in his “Applied Life Science” laboratory. He has studied bioremediation and biomedical science for 17 years at Kobe College and has published more than 40 papers and several book chapters. His recent research has focused on the prevention of obesity and aging.

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